CURRICULUM - General Curriculum Overview

GENERAL CURRICULUM OVERVIEW

THE KOROBORO CURRICULUM

The school implements the IEA Curriculum which is an outcomes based curriculum. It aligns well with the curricula of other leading international school throughout the world.

Teachers plan lessons as a Grade Level to ensure consistency and teachers differentiate learning activities to meet individual student needs accordingly.

There are Seven main curriculum areas, some of these subjects are integrated and taught through an inquiry approach to learning. However, Mathematics is taught as standalone curriculum area.

ENGLISH

Reading

  • Reading ability will be developed through a variety of reading strategies; Interactive Reading, Shared Reading and Guided Reading
  • Guided Reading Groups: Here the focus is on developing fluency in reading through practising the learned strategies. Students apply the decoding skills and the comprehension strategies learned, in order to support their understanding of the written material presented.

The students will also study: 

  • Grammar
  • Comprehension
  • Text Types
  • Spelling is taught within the English programme

Writing

  • Writing skills will be taught through the study of a variety of forums

Assessment of occurs throughout the unit or subject area. Students writing level is also assessed and moderated.

ENGLISH OUTCOMES:

The following Outcomes will be offered to the students throughout the whole of this year.

  • Listening and Talking Skills and Strategies
  • Enhancement of Reading Skills and Strategies
  • Enhancement of Writing Skills 
  • Further development of Spelling Skills and Strategies
  • Enhancement of Handwriting Skills and Strategies

MATHEMATICS:

Mathematics follows the new IEA curriculum. The curriculum focuses on Mathematical thinking and the application of knowledge within problem solving.

The students will be given the opportunity to further develop in the following areas in Mathematics:

  • Number
  • Whole Number 
  • Space ? Measurement
  • Patterns & Algebra
  • Problem solving
  • Mental Mathematics strategies are taught in addition to the written strategies

INQUIRY UNIT OF STUDY

Inquiry unit involves a mixture of co-operative group activities, partner work and individual learning.

This area encompasses Social Studies, Science, Music, Art & Craft, PE, Dance and Drama. These areas will be covered thoroughly over the coming year and cover all the mandatory outcomes required by the IEA curriculum. Students are encouraged to ask questions and to play a part in the direction of their learning in all subject areas.

SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY:

This Key Learning Area will be taught by the class teacher for within the weekly timetable and cover all the mandatory outcomes required by the curriculum.

HOME TASKS:

The students will be given HOME TASKS on a Monday and it should be returned completed on Friday. The students will be expected the record the home tasks in their school diary and plan their week to allow them to finish their home tasks in ample time before the deadline on Friday.

The Home tasks will mostly consist of the following basics; 

  • Spelling words
  • Tables
  • Spelling activities
  • Mathematics drill exercises and the completing of class work
  • Written tasks
  • Reading each night
  • Along with other integrated work across the Key Learning Areas (KLAs) that may be given to the students from time to time